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cliff. jenny rivera and others have been killed in a small plane crash. the dallas cowboys win as the clock runs out, just as teammate leaves jail, charged in the death of his long-time friend. good monday morning, i'm sunny hostin, paula faris is off. >> i'm john muller in for rob nelson. we begin this monday with daring u.s. military raid thaet saved the life of an american doctor held hostage in afghanistan. it cost a member of the elite s.e.a.l. team six. >> the president said he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our country to stay strong, safe, and free. >> leon panetta added in this fallen hero and our special operator, americans see the
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highest ideals of citizenship, sacrifice and service upheld. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. to rescue this man, philip jose joseph, an american doctor working for morning star development. >> it's team with lots of training on hostage rescues. until you get in there and do it, you don't know what you'll find. >> reporter: two colleagues and the doctor were returns from a medical facility when they were kidnapped. they were taken to a mountainous region close to the pakistan border. the afghan captives were released. joseph wasn't. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in imminent danger, they made their move. >> there's a high risk that the
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hostage him or herself could be killed. >> reporter: that came from general john allen. special forces landed by helicopter seating off a fire fight that left several taliban fighters dead. the victory came at a price. a u.s. service member injured trying to rescue joseph died of his wounds. the ultimate sacrifice to save the life of an american doctor who might have otherwise been killed. a stomach virus is forcing secretary of state hillary clinton to delay a trip until tomorrow. she'll head to morocco for a meeting of the friends of syria group. she's expected to announce that the u.s. will recognize the new counsel as the only legit rat representative of the syrian
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people. more republicans are willing to go along with president obama. they want major cuts in entitlement programs in return. tahman bradley joins us from washington with more. >> reporter: sunny and john, good morning. with time running out, president obama and speaker boehner are negotiating directly. congress needs a bill soon. president obama is back on the road today, peddling his plan to avoid the so called fis kalg cliff. in washington, republicans and democrats remain far from a deal. sunday, small sign of hope. mr. obama and john boehner meet together. a source said, i would be a little enjournlged. not greatly, but a little. republicans may be ready to compromise on tax hikes for the rich. >> there's a growing group of folks looking at this and
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saying, we don't have a lot of cards in regards to the tax issue. >> reporter: some are open to more tax revenues. the two parties seem to be closer on entitlement, with one leading democrats saying he's open to means testing for medicare. >> i do believe there should be means testing. those of us with higher income and retirement should may more. >> reporter: if washington can't reach an agreement, every american will see a tax hike. >> there's going to be a lot of suffering among a lot of people who deserve otherwise. >> reporter: there's 22 days before the cliff. some lawmakers believe a deal is needed this week if they hope to reach agreement by the end of the year. >> tahman bradley in washington. thank you. john mcafee says he wants to return to the u.s. and live quote whatever normal life he
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can. he's trying to avoid deportation to belize where he's wanted in questioning for his neighbor's murder. he described leaves belize, not eating for two days and smoking nonstop. family and friends are mourning the loss of jenny rivera. a superstar of latin music. friends gathered to share their tears and memories. >> so called diva de la banda was on the way to a concert when her plane crashed. [ singing in foreign language ] >> reporter: belilderment and a sense of loss after news of her plane crash in mexico. >> think it will be devastating. >> reporter: the superstar was traveling in a private jet when
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controllers lost contact ten minutes after takeoff. a total of seven people were on the plane. mexican officials say they have found the wreckage, but no survivors. >> okay, right now, it's confirmed, the plane went down. the plane is totalled. it's nobody in side survived. >> reporter: the 43-year-old superstar singer was boring to mexican immigrants in long beach, california. she performed in the regional style called bonda. she spoke to audiences as a reality tv show star on her cable show, "i love jenny." she just signed with abc to host her own show. a powerful storm that dumped more than a foot of snow from the dakotas so wisconsin has finally tapered off this morning. >> icy roads and whiteout
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conditions are being blamed for hundreds of accidents. the snow came down an inch an hour in some cities. birt cold has settled in. wind chills around 20 below zero. minneapolis got a report ten inches. that didn't stop the party for the bears-vikings game. some fans drove into the storm all the way from chicago. too bad their team lost. >> day look like they had fun, though. time now for the weather from across the nation. snow in the northern rockies. rain and snow in norng new england. heavy rain around boston, new york, philly, and d.c. thunderstorms from cincinnati to the gulf coast. >> 60s from new orleans to the northeast. 12 in the twin cities. mostly 40s in the rockies. coming up, we'll hear from
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the deejays who posed as british royals and are being blamed for the suicide of a surs. falling gas prices. josh brent of the cowboys, out of jail and struggling with the death of teammate and a friend. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever.
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there could be a christmas gift for you at the gas pump. lower prices. the average price may be close to $3 a gallon for the holidays. wholesale prices are falling fast as supplied rise and demand drops. a top analyst says the plunge is not even over yet. this morning, the average price
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is $3.35 gallon. some disappointing news from the stores. consumer spending this summer was not as good as first thought. there are signs we're still bng careful with our money. figures out thursday are expected to show only a modest increase in retail sales last month. more bad news this morning for the people that used to make twinkies. hostess said it used moneyer marked for pengss to keep the company afloat. there's not much the employees can do because the diversion didn't violate federal law. the three cities with the lowest unemployment are all in north dakota. fargo was best with 2.8. grand forks at 3.1%. the key -- large state universities which tend to
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provide relatively stable jobs. james bond edged out the easter bunny and other this is weekend. dwt skyfall" went back to the top of the list. "the rise of the guard yans" was right behind. and "the twilight saga, breaks dawn part 2" was third. >> sadly, i have seen all of them. >> i've seen none. when we come back, the australian deejays saying sorry for the royal prank that went so terribly wrong. late dram pla from the nfl. lots of teams in the playoff sunt.
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now for a look at the morning road conditions. slick roads across northern new england, snow-covered passes in the northern rockies. if you're flying, airport delays possible in minneapolis, along the northeast corridor, charlotte, atlanta and new orleans. >> dallas cowboys defensive tackle josh brent is out of jail this morning after posting a $500,000 bond. >> he face up to 20 years in prison for intoxication manslaughter. police say he was driving drunk when his car flipped and caught fire. >> jerry brown is my dear best friend. i'm just trying to deal with his death right now. >> not a good moment for anybody right now. i have to take care of my client. i have to take care of jerry brown's family. do whatever we can to make that as -- make amends as best we can.
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it's a difficult deal. i can't bring somebody back. >> brown had just landed a spot on the cowboys practice squad and recently posted on his facebook page that he was going become a father. the australian deejays behind the royal prank phone call that went terrible wrong are breaking their silence. mel greij and michael said they're devastated. they spoke with a current affair on the australia nine network. >> we don't found out about the same time. think it was -- >> the worst phone call i have ever had in my life. i've thought about this a million times in my head that i just wanted to reach out to them and give a big hug and say sorry.
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so i hope they're okay. i really do. >> as for kate middleton, the british to be lloyd says her severe morning sickness worsened this weekend. not serious enough to warrant another hospital stay. nelson mandela is in the hospital this morning as people across that country and around the world send wishes to the anti-apartheid icon. >> he's 94, he was admitted over the weekend for tests at a hospital. there are reports his health is rapidly deteriorating. a spokesman for the current president of south africa says there is to cause for alarm. and hugo chavez dealing with a new health crisis. he's in cuba for a third cancer surgery. he acknowledged the seriousness of his health situation, naming his vice president as his choice to replace him if he can no longer lead the country. now some football. lots of late drama. we get highlights from espn.
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>> good morning, cole wright with your espn news update. sunday afternoon, the ravens looking to punch playoff ticket. they take on that guy. running, getting absolutely plastered. goes down to the ground. you need to lay a second set of eyes on this. griffin, in pain, taking a hit. an mri would reveal a right knee sprain. that opened the door for kirk cousins. cousins, to pierre garcon. skins down a pair. and a two-point conversion, it was forthcoming. cousins, he kept it all by himself, finding the two points. griffin loved it. this one headed to free football, known as overtime on the street. the game winner, 34 yards, thank you very much. staying perfect on the season.
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11 of 11, 14 of 14 in his career. skins win. cowboys playing with heavy hearts after losing one of their own earlier in the week. first quarter, andy dalton to andrew hawkins. that puts the bengals out in front, 7-3. fourth quarter, dallas trailing. romo to bryant. stand up, bryant! making a score right there it's a 19-17 ball game. fourth quarter, four seconds to burn. dan bailey, his feet? they're of the strong variety. cowboys get the win, 20-19. that will do it for your espn news update. for the latest from all the sports world, check out the highlight express nightly at 11:00 p.m. on espn news. the pulse up next, a lucky lobster. and what police are saying in l.a. about the mysterious death of rapper notorious b.i.g.
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it's time to check "the pulse." and there was a lot of christmas cheer and some controversy in washington last night. >> the first family was on hand for the 31st annual christmas in caught celebration to raise money for children's hospital. >> one of the stars at the event was south korean singer psy who made "gangnam style" a hit. he performed an anthem in 2004 that called for quote killing yankees in iraq. he's apologizapologized. the lapd has admitted an error. >> they released the autopsy
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report of rapper notorious b.i.g. without warning his family. he was hit by four bullets in a drive-by slooting in 1997. only one caused the fatal injuries. >> it's remarkable it was released without the family's knowledge. >> you would think they get n e notifi notified. finally, a lucky break for a lobster in maine. a little something extra is all it needed to avoid the pot. >> a fisherman noticed something different about it. four claws? a rare abnormality. >> wow, four claus. the fisherman was so impressed, he decided to keep it as a pet, at least for now. apparently, he wants to turn the lucky lobster over the marine researches, as opposed to having a tasty meal. >> there you go. you get an extra claw.
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that's always nice. >> well, for some of you, your local news is up next. for everyone else, the business of ugly holiday sweaters. everyone needs one. you ever have one? >> i have one. i love those ugly holiday sweater parties. >> you have been to party? i need to get one from this guy. he's selling ugly holiday swerts. one day george got an important letter. he's built a rocket ship to travel into space." google, how far is earth to the moon? the moon is 238,900 miles... "the great moment had come." 3, 2, 1... [ giggling ] i had[ designer ]eeling enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough.
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today is the last dave warm temperatures. tracking -- last day of watch temperatures. new fallout forans. afternoon rain in the northeast. and finally this morning, if you're in the market for one of those hideously over-the-top christmas sweaters, we have the solution. >> that rests with one online entrepreneur. valerie hurs has the details. >> reporter: andrew has an entire room this his house full of colorful, festive swerts. some of them, just plain ugly. >> i would reminisce about a school teemp, somebody there church who would wear these really gaudy speweaters. >> reporter: he's selling them to people who want to attend ugly christmas sweaters party. last year, he tried to throw one himself. but couldn't find a lot of sweaters to choose from.
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>> i'm not doing this. >> reporter: this year, he's ready. and wants to help you be ready, too. >> i opened the box, i just loved this sweater. >> reporter: yeah, pops out at you. look at the zipper. >> reporter: the holly leaf tassel for the zirp. a friend of mine's girlfriend is jewish. she wassing looing for a more hanukkah-style sweater. >> reporter: he started the site ugly christmas sweaters hq.com. each piece has a number, a photo. >> come in, zoom in look at everything. >> reporter: and a caption. >> perfect for those cold mornings when sleeves are not your top priority. >> reporter: we looked for ones couples could wear. we like the dmarld theme. the wreath theme. and really ugly christmas tree theme. andrew sold 25 swerts. the site's only been up a week.
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he says this has made his holiday brighter. >> i have had bad years when i wasn't into christmas. this has just under the it around. >> nothing like a stwoert give you the christmas spirit. >> of course, of course. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay was. have great morning, everybody. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. good morning. home you had a great weekend. >> it was good for what it was worth. >> short but good, thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. i'm eric thomas. we have weather that is changing. what is going on mike? even though the weekend is over the warm weather will stay around. mild when you step out,

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America This Morning
ABC December 10, 2012 4:00am-4:30am PST

News/Business. Rob Nelson. Breaking news. New. (CC)

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